Paper Alchemy

Opening reception: January 13 from 4:30pm - 7:00pm
Lighthouse ArtCenter, 385 Tequesta Drive 395 Seabrook Road Tequesta, FL

Lighthouse ArtCenter presents some of the finest metalsmiths in the country who have answered the invitation to use this unique material with endless possibilities to be featured in an exhibition which is traveling internationally.

Thurmanite® is a handcrafted material made entirely of layered recycled paper and eco-resin.  Each layer is revealed through carving, sanding, and polishing.  Having similar properties to hardwoods, it is used in a wide variety of jewelry and home accessories and has potential for so much more...

The following are images of all of the artworks currently included in the Paper Alchemy exhibition.  After confirming their invitation to join the exhibition, each participant was sent a piece of Thurmanite (sometimes custom-made from provided materials) to incorporate into their final creation.  Some opted to create a single piece, a series, or a couple different approaches.  Hover over each image for more information on the piece, or click to see the work enlarged:

IN PERSON AND ONLINE  -- JAMES THURMAN –- TEACHING A TWO DAY WORKSHOP AT LIGHTHOUSE ARTCENTER:  February 10 and 11, 2022:  Thurmanite Jewelry and Microhardware